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22 Dec 2013

Perk me up!

Now I have a lot of skin care masks.  I love them. They refine your texture and make you feel refreshed. We all know this. And yet, despite this knowledge I hardly ever get round to using them lately.

It's that 15-20 minute commitment that I never seem able to meet. It's like my promises to complete the Jillian Michael 30 day shred - somehow it just never happens.

I go into the bathroom at night - it's typically about 11pm - and I just think "no: I can't do you right now".  I slump into bed and hope that sleep will work it's magic. Come morning time I regret this and commence to bitch about my skin.

I have found a solution to this vicious cycle though and it is the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask. This is a product made for someone like me. It is done in 3 minutes. Now that I can do! And I can do that in the morning, before makeup, or at night, before bed. Everyone has 3 minutes!

(Mask on the right, the accompanying face cream in the Oxygen on the left which BTW I don't rate)

I only tried this recently and it's already working it's way into my routine - and it has to be said, my husband's - on a fairly frequent basis. The consistency is a bit strange. The pump dispenser gives you a light pink gel which you massage onto clean skin.

As the seconds pass, it starts to foam, delivering a "shot" of oxygen (AKA vitamin C). At this point it tingles slightly - something akin to pins and needles on your face - and before you know it the foam has disappeared and it's time to rinse off the remaining residue. It's not painful - although apply this on broken skin and I can imagine that it would be - but for a few seconds it feels...well, weird. Still, it's over quickly and what you're left with is skin that feels extra-clean and firm.

This is definitely a short term quick fix. The results don't last for days but Bliss don't promise this. Without sounding too cliched - although I absolutely will - it's the perfect party season product, ideal for busy people and occasions.

Having said all this, let me make a vow that I will start using up my other more time-intensive treatments. I really need to start getting myself in gear on that front so this along with more deep hair conditioning, regular brow threading sessions and daily nail cuticle oil applications will probably form some of my 2014 beauty resolutions! What will form yours? :)

PS. The Bliss mask costs about £33-£36 (so not cheap) from the likes of Macy's - Link! or Harrods - Link!

In the UAE you can get it on basharacare for AED 249. 


  1. I still haven't finished my resolutions list however I will do it soon :)

    1. I think I will have ton this year. Beauty/fitness/reading wise...I actually love the whole resolution thing so I am excited to put the full list together :)


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  2. Loved this post! Our beauty resolutions are definitely to loook after our nails better - we tend to play around with different nail art ideas & different kinds of manicures and never give our nails the TLC they need afterwards!

    Eve & Faye x
    Sugar Spun Sisters - a blog about charity shops, cosmetics and coeliac disease

    1. I am the worst with the cuticle oil - another thing that's pretty easy to do but I seem to fail at. I can only get better, right? :)

  3. This looks so good! One of my resolutions is to look after my skin better :) x


    1. This is the perfect kick-start. I am guilty of using it a bit too much at the moment :)

  4. How did I miss that you got married?! Congratulations!

    1. :) It's been over two years but I am not overly vocal with my personal life so easy to miss :)

    2. Congratulations! It's the first time I've read about it too :-) Am definitely going to give the oxygen mask a try - it's been on my radar for ages - and I always have 3 minutes ;-) I tend to do clay masks 1-2 times a week. I keep them in the shower and apply it while deep conditioning my hair...2 birds with 1 stone ;-)

      Love the NY resolutions - daily cuticle oil is something I just can't seem to keep up with - no matter how many containers I stash around me LOL!

  5. Exactly what I was thinking!!!!, congratulations xx

  6. Exactly what I was thinking!!!!, congratulations xx

  7. this sounds right up my street! Definitely can't spend 15-20 mins on face masks either!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  8. I think I have a sample of this mask stashed away somewhere, I must pull it out asap! :)

  9. I'm with you on the 'need to deep condition my hair regularly' thing. My hair is so dry it's painful! alicekatex ♥

  10. I have used Bliss body care before but never tried any of their facial products. I need this though, I don't have any patience whatsoever for face masks!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  11. I also love New Years resolution (even though it's cooler to hate them now, apparently). A full post on yours come January would be awesome.

  12. I love Bliss products even thought i find them $$. I may have to give this quick facial a try.

    Resolutions? Oh, you know same o'l same o'l - eat healthier, exercise ;-)

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

  13. This sounds perfect for my busy life & I'm sure my skin will thank me for it!!
    Happy Monday Laura xoxo

  14. I haven't heard of Bliss products - probably because I'm on the other side of the world, haha. I do think they sound lovely! I'm kind of tempted to try them out :)

    Valérie // scribblesofvalerie.com

  15. might have to give the face mask a try :)

    btw congratulations on your marriage

  16. love both these products...while the they are pricey the mask does last a long time even if you use it 1-2x a week. enjoy!

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